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Tangaroa TAN0811 (FeCycle II, GPpr01)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Tangaroa (61TG)
Cruise identifierTAN0811 (FeCycle II, GPpr01)
Cruise period2008-09-14 — 2008-10-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWellington, New Zealand
Port of returnWellington, New Zealand
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesFeCycle II comprised three interlinked components

a) A comprehensive study of coupled C and Fe bloom biogeochemistry during the evolution, termination and decline of the annual spring bloom E of the N Island of New Zealand.
b) A detailed investigation of the fate of the bloom - particle dynamics & export during the bloom phases of evolution, termination and decline.
c) Examination of specific processes occurring during the bloom decline - production of biogenic gases, particle remineralisation and microbial processes.
Chief scientistPhilip Boyd (NIWA, Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography, University of Otago)
ProjectNew Zealand Coasts & Oceans
Coordinating bodyNew Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
SpecificSouth West Pacific off Eastern coast of New Zealand.
Track chartsTangaroa TAN0811 (FeCycle II, GPpr01) cruise track — tangaroa_tan0811trk.pdf (00 MB)